Stars-Flames: Dallas Survives Calgary's Barrage

Jay GandhiContributor IFebruary 5, 2008

"Certainly he was part of the difference for them tonight," said Flames coach Mike Keenan, who credited Marty Turco and the Dallas penalty killers for keeping the Flames off the score sheet during their seven power-play opportunities. "He was certainly part of their penalty killing and he had a big night for them."

Turco made 31 of the 32 shots he faced and helped backstop the Stars’ seven-for-seven penalty kill performance.

After hitting the post, Daymond Langkow nearly scored his second of the game during a Calgary power play, but Turco made a dandy of an acrobatic save.

"I think I went from down, to more down, laying down, trying to get up and another shot coming," said Turco, who astonishingly got his arm up to block Langkow's shot from the slot. "I got a piece of it. I knew it was falling right back on me and I knew where I was in relation to the goal line."

Much to Langkow's disappointment, the puck somehow managed to stay out of the net.

"It initially looked like it might have gone in," Langkow said. "Obviously they reviewed it and it didn't cross the line."

Shortly afterwards, Brenden Morrow deflected a shot by Mike Ribeiro past Calgary goalie Miikka Kiprusoff to tie the contest before the second intermission.

At 2:28 of the final frame, Hagman skated out from behind the Calgary net before turning and firing a perfect shot into the top corner, short side over Kiprusoff's glove hand. 

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